Samuel Hunter LSW, is a Licensed Social Worker providing outpatient therapy for Community Services Group since 2018. He received his BSW from Cairn University and his MSW from Marywood University. Sam has specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. He has past experience working with the IDD population. Samuel also has a BS in Biblical Studies and offers Christian based therapy upon request or based on the individual’s identified preference. He also provides short term counseling (EAP services).
Kristy Nutt, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social worker who began working at CSG in August, 2018 in both the Outpatient and Same Day Access programs. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Kent State University in 2004 and her Masters of Social Work from Ohio University in 2006. After graduation she worked as a multi-systemic therapist (MST) for four years. Following that position, Kristy worked at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio as a transplant social worker completing psychosocial assessments on transplant candidates. During this time, she also worked PRN at Akron Children’s Hospital in the behavioral health emergency department completing psychological assessments for youth. She has experience working with children, families, couples, adults and elderly. She has experience as well with inpatient and outpatient mental health and major medical illnesses.
Kristen Patryna, MS, NCC, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor that has been with Community Services Group since 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Lycoming College in 2004 and her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2012. She has experience with a Therapeutic Community approach to treating substance abuse with incarcerated men, Applied Behavioral Analysis with children on the autism spectrum as well as group and individual therapy with adolescents. Kristen joined CSG as a Family Based therapist providing family, parent and individual therapy both in the home and in the community. She has been in the outpatient program since 2017 working with adults, adolescents and families as well as providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Jessica Lawson, MS, is a Mental Health Professional who began working as an Outpatient therapist at Community Services Group in 2018. Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Elementary Education from Lycoming College in 2009 and her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2014. Jessica has experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in home, school, and community settings through her work as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant, Therapeutic Staff Support, and Family-Based intern since 2010.
Alyssa Knauber, MS is a Mental Health Professional who began working as an Outpatient therapist with Community Services Group in 2018. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Lock Haven University in 2014 and started working in the Partial Hospitalization Program at Community Services Group. She then earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2018, and is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and has experience working with groups.
Robin Mansolino, CRNP is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who joined CSG in June 2018 to provide outpatient psychiatric services to children, adolescents, and adults. Prior to joining CSG, Robin had 6 years of experience working in Behavioral Health Care. Robin practiced as a Registered Nurse in a Chemical Dependence Psychiatric Unit as well as in a Mental Health Clinic providing inpatient and outpatient care. Robin completed her medical education at Florida International University. She has a combined experience of 9 years as a Clinical Psychiatric Instructor at City College and Florida Career College, both in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Lori Wilcocks, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at the University of Western Ontario in London Ontario in 1993 and also completed a certificate in addiction studies in 1995. She Attended Georgian College in Orillia, Ontario and received a diploma in addiction studies in 1998 and moved to the Williamsport area. In 2005 she graduated with her Master of Social Work degree from Marywood University and joined the Community Services Group as an outpatient mental health professional in 2015. Lori has worked as a licensed Drug and Alcohol counselor working in inpatient, outpatient, rehabilitation and hospital facilities. She has also worked within the mental health field as a Therapeutic Staff support or Behavioral Specialist. Her expertise and compassion offer her clients the support and knowledge to make the necessary changes to increase the quality of their lives.
Karen Kaskie, CRNP, is an Adult Psychiatric- Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who joined CSG in July 2016 to provide outpatient psychiatric services to adults in the Williamsport and Mill Hall offices. Ms. Kaskie began her nursing career in 1988 in medicine, but knew her heart was in providing mental health services. While working full time in various psychiatric settings, she pursued additional education to achieve the goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner in 2010. Her initial nursing degrees were from Montgomery County Community College and LaSalle University; later she obtained both a Masters degree and post-Masters certificate from University of Pennsylvania. She maintains an active RN license, Nurse Practitioner license, DEA certification and Board certification through ANCC. Her past experience includes working with clients in outpatient, residential and inpatient programs, the state correctional system, and nursing homes. While in Philadelphia, she participated in clinical pharmacology research and NIMH genetic research studies of schizophrenia and depression. Ms. Kaskie moved to central PA in 2002 and enjoys gardening, knitting, reading, walking and yoga, and is looking forward to the challenge of meeting the needs of the community.
Emily Sweely, MS, is a Mental Health Professional who has been providing outpatient therapy for two years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from the Pennsylvania State University, Altoona campus in 2008 and her Master of Science in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014. She is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. Emily has training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Emily has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in outpatient and school based settings.
Aimee Tsikitas, LCSW, is Director of Mental Health Treatment Services for Community Services Group (CSG). Aimee is a graduate of Catholic University of America, where she received an MSW. Aimee became a Licensed Social Worker in 2001 and earned her Clinical Social Work license in 2003.
Following graduation, Aimee returned to Pennsylvania and began her career with CSG in March of 2001. After several years providing clinical care, Aimee was promoted to Assistant Program Director for Behavioral Health and Rehabilitative Services in 2004, Program Director of Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs in 2007, and Director or Mental Health Treatment Services in 2015. Aimee has been involved in pioneering several services within CSG’s Outpatient program such as Telepsychiatry, Integration of behavioral healthcare into physical healthcare, and implementation of the Decision Support Center.